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uk canada goose outlet “Day and night, police officers run toward danger to keep the rest of us safe, and this tragic milestone is a canada goose outlet 2015 sobering reminder canada goose jacket outlet uk of the risks they face,” said John Feinblatt, Everytown’s president. “We have to reduce those risks, canada goose outlet and data shows that we can by making it harder for criminals to get guns. It’s long past time to close the dangerous loophole in our laws that lets criminals buy guns with no background check and no questions asked.” uk canada goose outlet

Federal law requires licensed gun dealers to perform background checks on prospective buyers. It does not, however, require unlicensed gun dealers typically those who sell their goods at gun canada goose outlet store uk shows or online to perform background checks.

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Canada Goose Jackets Everytown’s data supports the group’s previous findings that law enforcement officers in states that require background checks for unlicensed sales of handguns are 48 percent less likely to be killed with handgunsthan officers in other states. Canada Goose Jackets

canada goose The group’s findings also align with a study publishedin the Journal of American Medical Association earlier this month,which found that “laws that strengthen background checks and permit to purchase seemed to decrease firearm homicide canada goose uk site rates.” canada goose

Everytown’s data shows that officers are safer in states with lower rates of gun ownership.

cheap Canada Goose Similarly, a study the American Journal of Public Health released last year showed that states with high rates canada goose outlet website legit of gun ownership had three times the number of police officer homicides as states with lower rates of gun ownership. cheap Canada Goose

canada goose uk outlet Shootings canada goose jacket outlet toronto of police came into harsh focus this year afterfive officers were killed in Dallas in July, and again aftertwo officers were ambushed and killedlast month in Iowa. canada goose uk outlet

Canada Goose Coats On Sale While such ambush style or seemingly at random shootings grabbed national headlines, they “accounted for a relatively small fraction of the shootings” of police officers, according to a press release from Everytown. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

Twenty eight percent of officers shot in the line canada goose outlet uk sale of duty this year were serving a warrant or responding to a domestic violence call a statistic that Everytown says “highlights the dangerous intersection of domestic violence and gun violence.” canada goose outlet in montreal (States with expanded background checks see 46 percent fewer women murdered with guns by intimate partners, according to a previous Everytown report, and 48 percent fewer gun related suicides.)

canadian goose jacket Everytown identified 195 of the canada goose outlet store calgary 200 people accused of shooting police this year as men, and the sex of the other five shooters is unknown. canadian goose jacket

canada goose coats A spokesman for the National Rifle Association, which opposes expanding background checks, told HuffPost it couldn’t comment on Everytown’s study without more information about how and where the data was collected. canada goose coats

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“The factors that contribute to these shootings are complicated, and no single policy canada goose outlet hong kong can explain all of the variation,” she told HuffPost. “That said, we know from other research that background checks do save lives, and states owe it to canada goose outlet in usa their first responders to do everything canada goose outlet ontario in their power to protect them.”.

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